World-class Women Executives Shortlisted in WeQual Asia-Pacific Awards for Potential C-suite Leaders

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LONDON, Jun 14, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twenty-four female executives have been recognised by the WeQual Awards (https://wequal.com/awards) for their outstanding contribution to business from some of the biggest companies in the Asia-Pacific region. WeQual’s mission is to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive positions.

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Twenty-four female executives have been recognised by the WeQual Awards 2021 for their outstanding contribution to business from some of the biggest companies in the Asia-Pacific region. The offices are based in Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. This shortlist of 24 executives will be assessed and the winners announced in September 2021. In the Asia-Pacific region, women striving to get to the top of business have to overcome many of the same issues that women globally have to deal with, but also more localised implicit bias. But their fight to reach their full potential underlines the exceptional nature of the talent that WeQual found in the Asia-Pacific region. WeQual’s mission is to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive positions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Since its creation, more than 35% of the winners of WeQual Awards – in the UK, EMEA and The Americas – have been promoted to the Executive Committees of major global companies.

The 24 executives will become members of the WeQual Club, joining the existing 120 members who are one below – or already on – the Executive Committee. The winners in each category are announced in September 2021.

Category finalists for APAC 2021:

Business Security
Manjaree Chowdhary, Executive Director and General Counsel, Maruti Suzuki (India)
Michelle Pinheiro, Head of Enterprise Data Governance, ANZ (Australia)
Karen Neave, Senior VP, Chief Risk Officer, CSL (Australia)

Business Transformation
Elsie Gung, Deputy CEO, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Phnom Penh Branch
Helen Jenkins, General Manager Sustainability, Fletcher Building (New Zealand)
Kendra Vant, Executive General Manager - Data, Xero (Australia)

Business Turnaround
Shelley Robertson, Executive General Manager - Energy, Mineral Resources (Australia)
Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate VP, HCL Technologies (India)
Visna Wrightman, General Manager Global Procurement, Rio Tinto (Australia)

Commercial Innovation
Anna Campagna, Director Sales Excellence APAC, Heineken Company (India)
Josephine Egan, General Manager Product and Portfolio, AGL (India)
Renee Sycamore, Executive General Manager - Newsamp, News Corp Australia

Finance
Anita Bhat-Zutshi, VP Commercial Experience, Unilever Operations (India)
Aparna Iyer, Global Treasurer and Head Investor Relations, Wipro (India)
Cristina Wolters, General Manager Taxation, Transurban (Australia)

Leadership Excellence
Wan Norashikin Mohd Nasir (Nonie), VP, Global Risk Management & Business Continuity Management, Indorama Ventures (Thailand)
Seema Nair, Senior Executive VP and Member; Chairman's Office, Head - People Development Group, Reliance Industries (India)
Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman, Chief Audit Executive, AMP (Australia)

Operational Performance
Farrah Losper, Senior Director: Head HIV, Tender & Government Affairs, Cipla (India)
Sophie Sheedy, VP Process Engineering, Cochlear (Australia)
Lucy Thomas, Head of Retail, Auckland Airport (New Zealand)

Technological Impact
Kylee Bentley, Head of IT Service Operations, Contact Energy (New Zealand)
Nicola Burke, General Manager IT Program Delivery, Star Entertainment Group (Australia)
Nadene Serman, Group Head of IT Transformation, a2 Milk Company (Australia)

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Contacts

Further information and quotes:
Katie Litchfield: katie@wequal.com or visit wequal.com
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